March 2, 2015
February has been a terrific month for quilting. Buried under pounds of ice and snow, what better hobby can you imagine? I saw a man out with his chainsaw working on the ice banks surrounding his driveway. That's a new one for me, exceptional I say! I'm not sure there is a quilt in that – menfolk might like it though.
I have been working on a few patterns for some workshops coming up in the spring. The pictures reflect sunny days; a side effect of the snow.
Here is Crowsnest Mountain, adapted from an older photograph when my family went there in oh 1998 or so. I came across all sorts of fun pictures while looking through the photo albums. Yes remember photo albums? The digital revolution of pictures had not come to Moose Jaw yet. Now almost all my pictures are online or on cds. They take up less space and I still don't look at them very much – shame on me!
The next quilt is Buffalo Pound Park, stitched in quieter colours. I had a difficult time with this one as I like brighter colours, but didn't wish them for this particular pattern. Subdued is good at times (crushing my eyes closed as I type those words!). Again I was looking back at the photo albums for reference material. I wished to add in the Nicolle Homestead but I didn't get the view of the lake there.
This last quilt, which is unnamed at the moment, was made for a workshop I am teaching in Moose Jaw, Sk. Its a collage of hay bales, barn, and landscape not from any particular picture, more a made up landscape. But its bright and cheery, and what's better than a red barn? No cows, I will leave them for another day.
What have you been working on lately? How have you been coping with the snow? Show and tell can be wonderful at this time of year.